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The Web Writer’s Toolkit: 365 prompts, collaborative exercises, games, and challenges for effective online content by Lynda Felder

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1. Growing Up

These first challenges ask you to focus on first memories and rites of passage. As you recollect your childhood experiences, you’ll soon find yourself diving into a deep reservoir brimming with rich and powerful details. By dipping into this source again and again, more and more vivid memories will surface.

If you want proof that rediscovering your childhood can yield amazing stories, read the memoirs of your favorite authors. Roald Dahl, in Boy – Tales of Childhood, describes unforgettable experiences from his youth, including pranks, punishments, and the nearby Cadbury chocolate factory. Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods continues to captivate generation after generation of young readers. I Know Why the Caged ...

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